"Remember O Lord, What has Befallen Us" 911
Pray for those who died on 9/11/2001 as well as the loved ones whose wounds are not healed.
Christ in the Rubble
O Christ, beneath the fallen stones,
nailed fast to twisted bars of steel,
And slain in flesh and blood and bones,
Pierced by the fear all mortals feel
Arise from ash and dust and death,
And breathe into crushed hearts new Breath.
O Christ, among the wreckage shorn
Of hope for those who lie there dead,
Yet bathed in sweat of labors borne
To free the grieving from their dread,
Arise from our despair’s long night,
And pour upon us living Light
O Christ, within a world at war,
Where love and hate fight for the soul,
And all sights trained on death see far,
But only Love can see the whole:
Arise from unforgiving pain,
And teach us how to love again.
From Magnificat 9/11/2006